21 November 2022, 2pm
Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon
Fri 18 November 2022
On the final day of COP27, as world leaders met in Egypt, the runners too came to run on the first AIMS/WA certified marathon course in Cairo.
The first edition included four distances – 5k, 10k, 21k and the full marathon.
42-year-old Polish runner Jacek Rozek came to Egypt to work and run. He ran the course at 6am and was boarding a flight at 12.20pm. His victory as the fastest finisher came as a surprise.
There was a special medal for Dawn Sedgwick from England, who completed the 10km on her 67th birthday, in 1:13:10. She was presented with her medal by women’s marathon champion Marianne Bouwman and race founder Ahmed Elnady.
Many runners thanked the organisers, who replied “Welcome to Egypt”.
The next edition of the Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon will be on 31 March 2023 and runners who register before the end of 2022 can get a discount code.
|2||Sameh Sobhi Mohamed||MARI||EGY||1:28:45|
|3||Osama Sayed Mohamed||AHMED||EGY||1:30:31|
|2||Nashomy Msasa Galata||DASO||ETH||38:39|
|3||Awad Younes Hassan||IBRAHIM||EGY||38:43|
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